Testimony Opposing SB 1220: First Episode Psychosis Mandate
TAHP opposes SB 1220 because it increases the cost of premiums for families and employers by mandating coverage requirements that, while important, are not health care services. Texas health plans are already required to cover the medical care services of this mandate under federal and state mental health parity laws. This mandated treatment model aims to require health plans to cover services for social determinants of health, such as job placement, mentoring, or family education sessions. While these services may be important, they are not health care and should not be mandated coverage for health insurers, Texas families, or employers.
View TAHP’s full written testimony.